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Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Overseas Deaths (United Kingdom Burial) (10 Jun 1964)

Mr John McKay: asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he is aware that an 18-year-old Royal Army Service Corps driver, Leslie Chambers, was killed on duty in Cyprus on 8th May, 1964, and that, at the request of his parents, the body was brought to Wallsend, that the Army authorities refused financial help, and that the cost to the parents was £350, causing an appeal to be made to local people; if...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Overseas Deaths (United Kingdom Burial) (10 Jun 1964)

Mr John McKay: It is a long time since this matter was considered. After all is said and done, it does not matter what the subject may be—with time all viewpoints change. The question is a matter of importance for people in general, and this policy is rather bad in their opinion, because it makes a distinction on the question of the circumstances in which families can have the bodies of their relatives...

Adjournment (Easter) (19 Mar 1964)

Mr John McKay: I hope that I will be in order in what I am about to say, but I am not quite sure. We have heard a very strong speech from my right hon. Friend the Member for Llanelly (Mr. J. Griffiths) against the Government's attitude and their intention to inquire into the trade union movement. Their intention is to prepare a case and to get it over in time to help them at the General Election. The...

Adjournment (Easter) (19 Mar 1964)

Mr John McKay: I thought that, since other speakers had been allowed to range widely, I should have an opportunity to debate this matter. I could not see any other way to deal with it than by comparing the state of the trade union movement in 1938 with its state in 1962. I will not develop the point too much. I will give the figures as quickly as I can in order to give a bird's eye view of the situation.

Adjournment (Easter) (19 Mar 1964)

Mr John McKay: I often get into this trouble, Sir. It is a familiar occurrence when I speak. Somehow, I have difficulty in keeping on a straight line. The reply to my Question indicated that the cost of living index rose from 100 to 310. When comparing the average wages of workers, I find that the single man had increased his purchasing power by 28 per cent. and the married man by about 30 per cent. in 26...

Orders of the Day — Family Allowances and National Insurance Bill: Clause 2. — (Increase of Widow's Allowance, Widowed Mother's Allowance, Child's Special Allowance and Industrial Injuries Death Benefit for Widow with Children.) (30 Jan 1964)

Mr John McKay: Usually we are very glad to give a little extra to any of the insurance beneficiaries, but it seems to me that we are overlooking many insured persons, I put down a new Clause—Increase of weekly rates of benefit in respect of children—expecting it to be discussed, to show the remarkable differences which result from the operation of the Bill in the benefits to one section of the insured...

Orders of the Day — Family Allowances and National Insurance Bill: Clause 2. — (Increase of Widow's Allowance, Widowed Mother's Allowance, Child's Special Allowance and Industrial Injuries Death Benefit for Widow with Children.) (30 Jan 1964)

Mr John McKay: I am sorry to get out of order, Sir William. I always try to keep in order, but it is sometimes difficult. I want to express certain opinions which are not very popular, and which are not very well understood. I am disappointed that on this occasion the Labour Party has not taken the opportunity of trying to help the injured, the sick and the unemployed.

Orders of the Day — Family Allowances and National Insurance Bill: Clause 2. — (Increase of Widow's Allowance, Widowed Mother's Allowance, Child's Special Allowance and Industrial Injuries Death Benefit for Widow with Children.) (30 Jan 1964)

Mr John McKay: I am sorry. I shall just have to take the Bill and the Amendments as they are. It is rather difficult for anybody to speak against the Amendments. I hope that the widows will receive the extra money. It will put them in a better position. At the same time, I must express my absolute objection to the attitude that the Labour Party has adopted on this occasion by ignoring all the rest of the...

Orders of the Day — Family Allowances and National Insurance Bill: Clause 2. — (Increase of Widow's Allowance, Widowed Mother's Allowance, Child's Special Allowance and Industrial Injuries Death Benefit for Widow with Children.) (30 Jan 1964)

Mr John McKay: I want particularly to deal with the question of widowed mothers on this occasion and to remain in order. I have made a number of analyses of this particular subject and I did not expect to be out of order when I spoke about them. It is difficult to remain in order, but I shall say my few words as near as possible in order as I can be and yet try to give a clear indication of how good the...

Orders of the Day — Family Allowances and National Insurance Bill: Clause 4. — (Relaxation of Earnings Rules for Widow's Benefit and Retirement Pensions.) (30 Jan 1964)

Mr John McKay: On a point of order. Having discussed a Clause at considerable length, and having put forward Amendments to it and taken a decision on them, is it in order for an hon. Member to start discussing the Clause again?

Orders of the Day — Family Allowances and National Insurance Bill: New Clause. — (Widow's Extended Benefit.) (30 Jan 1964)

Mr John McKay: I am happy to support this Motion. During the Second Reading debate I referred to the reduction of the age from 50 to 40. Here we have a compromise. At that time I suggested that widows at 40 should be allowed to contribute to a pension until they reached the age of 50 and then receive a pension in the same way as widows of 50. This is a little better than that idea. It suggests that the...

Orders of the Day — Family Allowances and National Insurance Bill (22 Jan 1964)

Mr John McKay: Is it not correct to say that it does not matter whether the wife has been separated from her husband by death or otherwise? These widows and their children can get a better economic income from the National Assistance Board than can the sick, the unemployed, or the injured.

Orders of the Day — Family Allowances and National Insurance Bill (22 Jan 1964)

Mr John McKay: I have waited a long time, from the beginning to nearly the end of the debate, and I have several comments to make. One concerns the widow of 40 who is not allowed a pension if her children are no longer dependent on her. Between 1954 and 1956, I agitated for the reduction of the age at which a widow could claim a pension. I wanted it reduced from 50 to 40. During that time, I had a...

Orders of the Day — Social Security (10 Dec 1963)

Mr John McKay: I assume that the right hon. Gentleman is aware that we leave the door open for youngsters who are below the age of 16 to leave school. To that extent, we encourage them. In view of that, is it not a terrible thing that we should say to the child of 15, "You can get work if you can, but if you cannot you will get nothing from the Welfare State except what your father is receiving by way of...

Orders of the Day — Social Security (10 Dec 1963)

Mr John McKay: I congratulate the hon. Lady the Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Dame Edith Pitt) on her speech. She is no longer in office but she still shows the great ability she has on the subject of pensions and matters connected with National Insurance. The plight of the aged presents us with a challenging problem and we all wish to do everything possible to solve it. A different attitude of mind is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance: Children (National Assistance) (2 Dec 1963)

Mr John McKay: asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he is aware that a child leaving school at 15 years of age has no claim through his parent to family allowances, National Insurance or National Assistance if he remains unemployed, and the parent is sick or unemployed, and that a child who leaves school at 16 years of age has a claim to National Assistance of 37s. per week if...

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance: Children (National Assistance) (2 Dec 1963)

Mr John McKay: I am afraid that the hon. Lady has not the right information on this matter. I have made inquiries about this myself of various National Insurance officers and they definitely tell me that a boy who leaves school at 15 cannot claim National Assistance and that, in addition, if his parents are on National Insurance benefit through sickness, injury or any other cause, he loses about 20s....

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service: Telegraph Poles, Longbenton (23 Jul 1963)

Mr John McKay: asked the Postmaster- General if he is aware of the concern in the Longbenton Urban District Council area about the erecting of telegraph poles; and if he will consider the laying of underground cables for this purpose on new estates.

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government: Gosforth (Offices and Parking Facilities) (18 Jul 1963)

Mr John McKay: asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is aware of the discontent of the local council and the residents of Gosforth regarding the decision to grant planning permission for high offices and facilities for car parking to be provided in the midst of a residential area, which will increase traffic dangers and depreciate property values; and if he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government: Gosforth (Offices and Parking Facilities) (18 Jul 1963)

Mr John McKay: May I put it to the Minister that it is not right that when there is a dispute between a local council and the residents where permission is given to erect great blocks of high offices in a splendid residential area, the county council or the planning authority gives a final decision without allowing time for local people to meet the Minister and make their objections? Is the hon. Gentleman...


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